This past Friday evening I finally found my way over to Fatty Patty’s Pizza to use an expiring Groupon. Along for the ride were my wife and soon to be two-year old son. Fatty Patty’s occupies a corner of the Main and 7th Street intersection on the southern edge of Covington’s Mainstrasse Village.
We arrived at 6PM and upon entering the front door found an empty room with a bar counter and no employees in sight. We walked through a hallway to the back room that serves as the dining room and found just one other table occupied in the small space with less than a dozen tables. As we were getting ready to walk back to the front to ask about seating, we ran into an employee who told us to choose whatever table we liked.
The employee that we ran into ended up being our server. He greeted us (again) quickly after we took our seats and ran through a list of available drinks, at which time I realized that no alcohol is served. It seems that it would be beneficial for the restaurant to seek out a liquor license and make better use of the front room.
We started our meal with an order of their cheesy flat bread with a side of pizza sauce ($5.99). This was served to us steaming hot! After letting it cool, I dug right into the cheesy goodness. The flat bread was just their pizza dough, so this gave us a good idea of what we were in for with their pizza too. The crust was thick and fluffy and the sauce was good, if not just a tad under-seasoned.
Our Groupon included a house salad, normally $5.99. The salad is plenty big enough for sharing, but I’m afraid it was little more than a mix of lettuce, onion, and tomatoes with a dusting of powdered cheese. The croutons seemed to be house-made but tasted only of oil. I would definitely skip the salad.
We choose the medium 14″ supreme pizza for dinner ($14.99). The included toppings were pepperoni, Italian sausage, green peppers, mushrooms, black olives and red onion. The crust around the edges was just like our appetizer, thick and fluffy. However the crust on the rest of the pizza was really thin and hard to separate. The pizza was cooked well and tasted good. Again the sauce didn’t stand out very much, even though it was supposed to be a chunky red sauce.
Our service for the entire stay was outstanding. I really wanted to love the food too, but overall it was just an alright pizza. I wouldn’t go out-of-the-way for it again.